Thursday, 2 March 2017

BATTLE OF THE BRONZERS






One thing I never skip in my make up routine is bronzer! I'm super pale and need it otherwise will get all the usual comments 'ooo are you not feeling well, you're so white' pale girls are you with me?! it gets rather irritating and makes me feel self conscious so I always make sure I slap that bronzer on. You can probably imagine I have tried numerous bronzers over the years so i thought i would share with you my top 5 bronzers that I love!

First up is Maybelline I just featured this in my February Favourites which i have linked here this is a great everyday natural bronzer which is in the shade Blonde. I use this if i'm doing a very natural make up look or for work as it's not ott. This also has the bonus of a little highlighter to the side which is also pretty amazing, it's nice and shimmery just how i like a highlight! At £7.99 can't really complain.

The bronzer that everyone knows and loves it's Benefit Hoola Bronzer I mean what can I say about this? It's pigmented, it's matte, it's just bloody beautiful! I love using this for a tanned been on holiday kinda look cos it just does that! This is the most expensive one but it's sooo worth it at £9.95 for a little 4g size like i have here or full size at £24.50






If you are looking for a really shimmery summer bronzed glow then Soap & Glory have your back. This teams up as a highlighter too and looks fab on the collar bone or even down your legs in the summer when you have those pins out! I absolutely love using this in the summer for such reasons, you can pick this up for £11.00 which may be more pricey than the others but it has many more uses than just bronzing those cheeks. 


I would say out of all of the bronzers L'oreal is my favourite, this can be worn very natural for day looks or can be built up to be darker for wearing on nights out, it's extremely pigmented, matte and blends out beautifully. This comes in at £7.99 bargain 


And last but not least is the Bourjois bronzer and highlighter, I really wanted just the bronzer but they were out of stock everywhere so I went for this. I'd still like to pick this up in just a bronzer as i really like it, i just don't use the highlight. This product smells ahhhmazing and it applies beautifully too, i need to build this up a little more than the others but I love it all the same. This one comes in at £7.99 on par with the others. 





You can see from the swatches above that they are all different from each other and all have beautiful finishes and different tones which is great for me as I fake tan sometimes so I can pick and choose what I want to use when i'm more on the pale side and when I'm a golden goddess lol! 

Let me know in the comments below what your favourite bronzer is? 



Love Gill x

16 comments:

  1. Soap and glory do gorgeous blushers, highlighters and bronzers, definitely one of my faves! X

    Everything But The Kitchen

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    1. I know, I love Soap & Glory brow products too x

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  2. I love the look of the Maybelline one you have featured, and I've always wanted to try the Benefit bronzer but have never ever got round to purchasing it.

    Kristy | thevioletblonde.com

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    1. ahh they are both really nice, it's good that you can get a smaller size of the benefit one too without spending too much if you don't like it x

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  3. I know exactly what it feels like being pale so I love to put bronzer on to give me some sort of colour! My favourite has got to be the benefit bronzer! Great post x

    http:///www.angelicaannaa.com // https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMDWn6dvf-ickLliBulcbBg

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    1. thanks for your comment lovely! Benefit is one of the best isn't it x

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  4. I really need to try benefit hoola already, I keep putting it off! It swatches so beautifully!

    Erin || MakeErinOver

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    1. You totes should, it's such a lovely bronzer and you can buy a smaller size first to see if you really like it x

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  5. Wow, I really enjoyed reading this! I look forward to your future posts:D Maybe you might like some of the things I write about on my blog.. feel free to have a look!

    www.milliesmoments.co.uk

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    1. ahh thanks so much lovely, i will head over for a read x

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  6. These all look lovely! I especially like the look of the L'Oreal and Maybeline bronzers! I always use one by Rimmel London which I love as well!

    x Annabelle
    travelsandtea.com

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    1. oooo i don't think i've used Rimmel bronzers i need to have a look and try them out x

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  7. You really cannot beat Hoola by Benefit! It's so worth the price tag. It's overall a perfect bronzer and is actually light enough for any pale girls. Lovely post, Gill!xx

    Lauren | itslaurenvictoria.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. it really is isn't it! I can wear this quite light or build it up to be darker when i'm a bit more tanned, love it x

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  8. I think from all of your pics and swatches, Hoola wins out for me! I actually really enjoy the Body Shop honey bronzer too - it builds so nicely.

    www.Barely There Beauty.com | British-Korean Beauty & Lifestyle blog

    xx

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    1. ooo I'll need to check that out, thanks for the recommendation x

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